Marauders volleyball seeing stars


Three Marauders have made the Ontario University Athletics All-Star volleyball list. McMaster’s Shannon McRobert (Whitby) makes her debut as a member of the First Team. The fourth-year middle recorded 35 service aces and 161 kills to lead the Marauders to a fourth place regular season finish. Teammates Lauren Mastroluisi (Ancaster) and Taylor Brisbois (Bolton) also earned positions on the All-Rookie squad. Mastroluisi topped all Mac rookies with 131 points, while Brisbois was second for the Marauders in total blocks with 38.

The Libero of the year is McMaster’s Meagan Nederveen (Dundas). The fourth-year Honours Kinesiology student was a leader in the Marauders’ back court, posting 295 digs. The co-captain of the Marauders squad ranked second in the league in digs per game at 4.47. This is Nederveen’s first major award recognition. The Marauders were beaten out by Toronto this past weekend, however, will be back in action on March 2-3 when they host the Canadian Interuniversity Sports championship.

Chelsea Briscoe (Georgetown) of the Ryerson Rams earned Rookie of the Year honours. The middle blocker was a valuable member of the eleventh place Rams, tallying 33 blocks and 144 kills on the season. Briscoe’s 2.92 points per game average placed her in the league’s top twenty on the season. Though the Ryerson Rams didn’t make the post-season, Briscoe’s rookie campaign shows signs of a very promising future with the Rams. She is the first Ryerson Ram to earn this award.

Brock is represented on the First Team by fourth-year middle blocker Rachel Roorda. The St. George native led the Badgers with 53 total blocks.